Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Ishta Reads How The Camel Got His Hump, and finds a surprising geographical link to Amelia Earhart

Hi there! No time today for more than my daily Vid, so here it is: Incidentally, I think the choosing of a landing place no more than half a mile wide and a mile and a half long might not have been the best decision, but it was the biggest thing for miles, so she didn't really have many options. (I suppose the argument can be made that airport landing strips are smaller than that, which is true, but airports are surrounded by roads and fields and other reasonably good landing places in case the pilot makes a mistake, while an island is surrounded by, you know, water, which isn't a very good alternate landing place at all.) Also: you can find all my videos on my youtube channel, IshtaReads. See you there! And see you here tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately, Amelia had more guts than ability. Her piloting skills were rather limited, and she was also unfamiliar with her new plane and radio, as was her copilot, Fred Noonan. It all added up to tragedy.